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Yeah, it's a heavy comp, but it's combined with the actual playing style, which is a really slow drag across the chord each time. I think it's either combined with a slight delay panned half right, or it has a close & ambient mic, panned centre & half right, so the sound seems to spread slightly towards the right each time. There could be chorus on ...


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Pinch harmonics In the example video, she is using a type of artificial harmonic known as a pinch harmonic, which involves simultaneously hitting the string with the pick (plectrum) and (usually the) thumb. You can achieve a variety of harmonics in this fashion by adjusting the attack point up or down the string. No distortion, or even amplification (though ...


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I don’t think Kurt is using an effect, I think he’s using a technique. Some techniques that round out the attack include: Plucking with fingers Picking/plucking closer to the fingerboard Using the round side of the pick instead of the pointed one Using the neck pickup Having the amp set loudly while playing quietly/gently One effect that contributes to the ...


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Assuming that you don't want to just replicate that exact sound in the exact position of the video. Guitar tone control, attenuate/cut the highs Guitar volume control (manual swell) Volume pedal (manual swell) EQ pedal, attenuate/cut the highs Amp EQ / tone control, attenuate/cut the highs "Slow attack" or "swell" effects on various ...


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Are they custom made? Usually no. There are many competing products that are popular among professional guitarists and bassists that combine effects and amp simulations into all-in-one devices. The most popular product lines include: Fractal AxeFX Line 6 Helix/HX and POD Kemper Profiler HeadRush Why are them better than single and good quality stomp boxes ...


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Power consumption shouldn't be an issue here, because disengaging the boost would draw less power. My guess is a problem in the footswitch itself. The typical 3-pole double throw switch has 3 moving pieces of metal that make electrical contact. It could be a tiny patch of corrosion or patina on the metal contacts that sometimes prevents a good electrical ...


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It's distortion. Distortion does have a compressing effect. You can emphasize the compressing effect of distortion by putting a normal compressor before the distortion effect, which is pretty common. Aside from that, it sounds like the guitar part is doubled by a cleaner guitar. This second guitar likely has some milder distortion which also has a ...


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Ground loops! If you get an increased noise (esp. grid hum) it may be because you are using a common power supply. Other than that, and save for extra attention needed about polarity and voltage specs for all devices, it should work.


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To me it sounds like a lot of compression, very intense EQ that boosts the high mids and cuts everything else, and a dramatic lack of reverb. I agree that the general vibe is "intentionally crappy recording" which is a very popular production effect - going back to the intro acoustic guitar on Pink Floyd's Wish You Were Here (which I think was just ...


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A 2A adaptor should be capable of driving that - there's probably no more than just over 1A with everything plugged in. There are plenty of adaptors that will supply more than the rated 2A you tried with, Maybe the original is old, cheap, and obviously not up to the job. A 5A will make you futureproof - always a good thing. The gear will only pull what it ...


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...most pro artists do not use individual effects, not even the most high end individual effect pedals, but instead, this big multi effect type of units. "Most" is carrying a lot of weight here. You see lots of guitar rigs in Premier Guitar and on the website, and there are variations from guitar-and-amp to really bonkers setups. I think Vernon ...


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There is a technique-based trick that I've seen some guitarists do live that seems to fit your description: Turn the volume knob on the guitar down low. Pick a note while the 5th finger of the picking hand rests on the volume knob Quickly push/pull the 5th finger along the edge of the volume knob, turning the volume up immediately after the note's attack ...


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From this manual, which seems to be a bit more complete on settings than the owner's manual: It seems that you cannot really define a full ADSR envelope on the SY-300 however you might have some success to achieve what you want by tweaking: the compressor attack and sustain level (page 6), which will allow you to give you sound a slower envelope than the ...


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We can be almost certain, based on the pristine clean sample you've given, that the problem is not anything wrong with the guitar, interface, or drivers. It's likely you just aren't able to dial in the tones you like in the software. You may learn something from copying the settings in that (or some other) video. There are some big differences between ...


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Digitech used to make entry level multi effects with that sample rate. 44.1 kHz is preferable but 31.250kHz does the job.


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I just had a quick look at the online manual. It says to hold down the backing track level switch while turning the level control. https://www.manualsearcher.com/tc-electronic/ditto-stereo-looper/manual I'm sure there will be more detail on the appropriate page.


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Page 5 of the manual says that about the "active/passive" switch: set this to “ACTIVE” (pushed in) if you have an effect pedal connected between your instrument and the G5 or you are directly connecting a guitar with active pickups Therefore I think it's fine to have an effects pedal in front of it. In the troubleshooting section it ...


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The kind of distortion that is relevant here is called intermodulation distortion. The problem with intermodulation distortion is not primary the thirds. A minor chord consists of exactly the same intervals as a major chord and still gets more muddy when distorted. A third sounds only muddy with distortion, if the tuning is not just. The problem is that the ...


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These are all production choices that intentionally compress the crap out of the guitars and set the track to mono. Essentially, the audio engineer manipulated the tracks to purposely sound bad to create a specific kind of contrast the band wanted. You could get close to this by: Using a terrible amp like a Line 6 Using way more treble than normal on your ...


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There is no issue with plugging in an effect pedal in front of such multi-effect pedal. Note however that a digital effect might have a limited input range, so you may end up clipping the multi-effect input if you try to use overdrive pedal to boost the input signal, similarly to how people do in front of real amps. But again, it's unlikely to damage ...


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You may need to check your switches on your pedal, they could be shorting causing loss of signal when activated. You'll have to take the pedal apart to get to the switches, get you some CRC contact cleaner and spray down the contacts of the switch, unless it's a sealed switch with no access to the contacts, then you might think about buying a new pedal or ...


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"Line in" is an input for an audio source at 'line level', but an unamplified guitar signal is an 'instrument level' audio source. As others have suggested, you need an interface. This article should help understand the difference between line level & instrument level etc: https://www.sweetwater.com/sweetcare/articles/whats-the-difference-...


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I blew up a Fishman Loudbox Mini using an acoustic guitar and a Fender Smolder acoustic overdrive pedal. After using the pedal off and on for a 2 hour gig, the amp itself became very "raspy" and distorted sounding before quitting altogether. It just stopped making any noise. Pilot light was still on and no blown breaker, etc. Not sure if the amp ...


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You should be able to see by the meters on the Scarlett whether or not it is clipping. Make sure the input is set to INST and not MIC. If you have hot pickups you may need to engage the pad even with the gain turned all the way down. As a test, simply roll back the volume on the guitar. When you do that, does it improve? If the Scarlett isn't clipping, then ...


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I think its simpler than that. Some amps just sound harsh, or get extra muddy with pedals. They lose their clarity, and tonal quality. Your guitar may get buried in a mix and not cut through well if your jamming with a band. It just sounds bad. there may be one decent combination of settings between the amp and pedals that actually sounds decent. While ...


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